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En Route to Change: Reflections on my Fellowship Experience
| November 5, 2014
20 Fellows. 17 Countries. One week in Peru. I sit in the Paris airport, exhausted after more than 25 hours of flying—Lima to Miami to Paris. The weight of leaving Peru hits me and I blink back...
2014 Laureate Global Fellowship Events
| October 8, 2014
Qasim is working in Pakistan to encourage history students to examine their textbooks more closely--to understand the other side of every story and to question their assumptions. Yaseen creates open-...
Storytelling Resources for Change Leaders
| July 18, 2014
While few would question the value of powerful storytelling in today’s world, the art and craft of delivering memorable stories is something change leaders perfect over a lifetime. So what...
2014 Laureate Global Fellows
| July 10, 2014
Meet the 2014 Laureate Global Fellows —20 young social entrepreneurs from 17 countries who have pioneered solutions to some of the world's toughest challenges. Learn more about their...
Sparking Change in India’s Largest Red Light District (Part II)
| May 19, 2014
Working within the System Most of us couldn’t imagine having tea with a brothel owner, let alone spending hours helping him or her to learn and practice English. While I was in awe of how...
Sparking Change in India’s Largest Red Light District (Part I)
| May 15, 2014
Seeing Beyond Walls of Misperception If you visit Garstin Bastion Road in Delhi during the day, you will see hardware shops lining a crowded thoroughfare where merchants peddle industrial supplies...
Opportunities & Events: May and Beyond
| April 28, 2014
As we near the half-way point of 2014, it's the perfect time to re-focus on achieving your professional goals. Deadlines are approaching fast for many annual awards and fellowships. Browse the...
Challenging Perceptions of the Role of Women in Jordan: The SheFighter Story
| March 7, 2014
In 2010, I began thinking about training women in self-defense. As a Taekwondo 3DAN black belt expert, I was more than qualified—but I hesitated. Most women are not typically interested in the...
Paying Tribute to the African Renaissance
| February 28, 2014
If you have been to Dakar in the past few years, no matter how little of the city you see (even if you never set foot outside of the airport), there is one sight you will not miss: the Monument to...
When Getting Away Means Getting in Touch with What's Important
| February 26, 2014
When I first arrived at the Laureate Global Fellowship retreat, I admit to questioning, with some cynicism, if a workshop was the right place for me to be in the midst of myriad work emergencies...